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2005 Selene "53" Ocean Trawler

Chesapeake, Virginia


THEODORE is an exceptional 2005 Selene 53 OceanTrawler that promises to be the most extensively equipped Selene that you will ever see.  Her knowledgeable owners have moved ashore after years of a wonderful cruising lifestyle making her now available.  Easy to see under cover in fresh water at Atlantic Yacht Basin on the Intracoastal Waterway in Chesapeake, VA just 12 miles south of Norfolk, VA..  EXCEPTIONAL!

Basic Boat Info

Price: $695,000
Make: Selene
Model: "53" Ocean Trawler
Year: 2005
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 53 ft / 16.15 m
Length Overall: 59'10 ft / 18.24 m
Length Of Deck: 53'6 ft / 16.31 m
Beam: 16'8 ft / 5.08 m
Max Draft: 5'9 ft / 1.75 m
Min Draft: 5.58 ft
Displacement: 95,000 lb
Cabin Headroom: 6'4 ft / 1.93 m

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: QSL 9.0
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 405hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2005
  • Engine Hours: 5079
  • Engine Location: Center
Cruising Speed: 8 kn
Maximum Speed: 11 kn
Displacement Type: Half Load


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 1,350 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 400 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 100 gal


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Trawlers, Pilothouse


Yacht Registry is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Virginia Yacht Brokers.


Easily board via port or starboard boarding gates, or transom door to large covered aft deck. Molded stairs lead to flybridge and Dutch door with window leads into saloon. Large L shaped convertible settee port with expandable hi-lo coffee/dining table, and built in side table. Starboard is built in side table with drawers, two barrel chairs and built in end table. Moving forward there is an eight drawer chest, stairs to the optional companionway offering engine room and master stateroom access, and china closets above. Moving forward port is the breakfast bar with flat screen and U shaped galley. Galley has three burner propane stove and oven, double stainless sink, Tundra refrigerator/freezer, trash compactor and many drawers and locker. Six large opening windows are in the saloon/galley area, as well as two windows aft. Beautiful teak interior, teak and holly sole, wood blinds with wooden valances, custom accent draperies and black leather upholstery throughout.

Up three steps to the pilot house with raised watch berth, L shaped settee with  hi-lo teak table, centerline helm, three panel front windshield, curved port and starboard front side windows, port and starboard Dutch doors with windows, port and starboard opening windows, and port and starboard large port lights. Opening overhead hatch and two windows aft. Stairs starboard to the flybridge and stairs to lower deck companionway accessing all staterooms. Beautiful teak woodwork, teak and holly sole.

Master stateroom has walk around queen with built in headboard, two nightstands, built in dresser, two cedar hanging lockers, and built in vanity. Teak woodwork, teak and holly sole, flat screen, two opening port lights. En suite master head with toilet, vanity sink, large storage locker and opening portlight. Stall shower with seat and opening portlight. Floor level vents offer heat from Kabola heating system throughout lower deck level.

Companionway has lockers with washer and dryer. Moving forward, port stateroom/study has built in bunk, desk and drawers, three large lockers, cedar lined locker, bookcases and overhead storage. Two opening portlights, beautiful teak woodwork.

Across the companionway is the guest head with toilet, vanity sink, opening port light, stall shower with molded seat and opening portlight. Heated towels rods and high and low vents.

Forward to guest stateroom with centerline queen, beautiful built in lockers port and starboard, four small opening portlights and large opening overhead hatch. Teak wood work, small flatscreen.

Flybridge is easily accessed from either the pilothouse or the aft deck by stairs. It has a built in L shaped settee, captain and mate chairs, galley with built in grill and sink and refrigerator/freezer.

Wide covered walkways lead to foredeck with Portugese bridge and foredeck settee.


  • U shaped galley
  • Double stainless sink
  • Tundra T80 110V AC and 12V DC 8 cu ft refrigerator
  • GE convection/microwave
  • Broan trash compactor
  • Force10 three burner propane stove and oven with battery powered burner ignitor
  • Trident Marine propane remote control and gas leak detector
  • Lockers and drawers
  • Black granite counter top
  • ThePurestOne water filter with faucet
  • Torrid MVS 20 gallon hot water heater with valve and plumbing to allow furnace or main engine to heat
  • Commissary directly inside aft door
  • Grunert cold plate freezer
  • Bosch washer and vented dryer

Lower Helm:

  • Simrad AP25 Autopilot with two redundant fully connected rudder control pumps
  • Simrad AP27 Remote Control that can be plugged in below pilothouse settee, or in the forward Portugese bridge, or the port side locker in the cockpit
  • Nobeltech 48" Open Array Radar
  • Furuno 48"Open Array Radar
  • Echopilot FLS-11 Forward Looking Sonar
  • ICOM 802 SSB
  • ICOM M-602 VHF with DSC
  • Simrad A180 Class A AIS
  • Furuno SC50 Satellite Compass
  • Remote Command Microphone connected to flybridge ICOM 602 VHF
  • (2) Big Bay 17" displays connected to navigation computer
  • Big Bay navigation computer with HP Solid State Drive Navigation Computer with Nobeltec Time Zero Installed Including the East Coast and Bahamas
  • Cummins SMARTCRAFT engine display
  • Glendinning engine controls
  • Glendinning remote can be used from either side of Portuguese Bridge or Aft Deck
  • Yanmar start/stop tach
  • (2) engine cameras and (1) cockpit camera
  • NAIAD 254 stabilizer controls
  • Furuno GD1900C-BB chart plotter
  • Dedicated Simrad Magniflux compass connected to AP25
  • Inclinometer
  • Sea Tel TV at sea antenna control panel
  • Magmum inverter control panel
  • :Link10 
  • Simrad displays in flybridge and master 
  • HP keyboard and mouse
  • Chelsea clock and barometer
  • Ritchie compass
  • Francis searchlight control
  • ACR searchlight control


  •  Big Bay 17" display connected to navigation computer
  • Simrad AP26 autopilot
  • ICOM IC-M602 VHF
  • Simrad IS15
  • Cummins Smartcraft engine monitor with start/stop
  • ACR spotlight with direction pad controller
  • Rudder angle indicator
  • RItchie compass
  • Glendinning electronic controls
  • Sidepower bow and stern thruster controls
  • Windlass control
  • Bose stereo with speakers
  • Northern Lights 12kW generator with 4705 hours
  • 300 Amp Balmar 98-12-300 alternator on forward end of main engine
  • Prosine inverter/charger
  • Magnum Inverter/Charger 2500W
  • Newmar 70 Amp battery charger
  • Xantrex battery charger monitor
  • (5) Lifeline AGM batteries for house
  • (2) Engine and generator start batteries
  • Professional Mariner zinc Saver II, 50Amp galvanic isolator
  • 50A/240V AC electrical service
  • 12V DC electrical service
  • Shore side 50Amp power inlets fore and aft
  • Glendinning Cablemaster
Deck and Hull
  • Bruce 110lb anchor with 400' 3/8" steel chain with footswitch
  • 88lb Bruce anchor with 400' 3/8" steel chain with footswitch
  • Cable lockdowns for each anchor while underway
  • Raw water washdown foredeck
  • Fresh water washdown foredeck
  • Forward 50A, (2) 30A and cable/telephone Marinco receptacles with covers
  • Samson post
  • Stainless steel rails
  • Custom opening rail on forward starboard side
  • Portugese bridge
  • Rendova 12' center console RIB with 50hp Evinrude E-tec with full cover
  • Stainless steel ARITEX 1320 lb hydraulic davit
  • (2) Todd helm chairs
  • Hinged radar arch
  • Bimini top
  • 6 person Viking life raft
  • Waeco refrigerator/freezer
  • Force 10 Grill
  • Sink
  • Lazarette, lockable
  • (6) Lexan storm plates for saloon windows
  • Glendinning Cablemaster with 75' of 50Amp shore power cord
  • Swim platform with retractable cleats
  • Telescoping swim ladder with deployable grab bar
  • Spiral stair from cockpit to boat deck
  • Port, starboard and transom doors to cockpit
  • Port and starboard Dutch doors to pilothouse
  • Forward starboard boarding gate to pilothouse
  • Hot and cold fresh water and raw water wash downs
  • Mast with SC50 satellite compass antenna and Seatel satellite TV antenna
  • SEA ME active radar reflector, antenna for wifi booster, vhf antenna for AI80 and WaveCall satellite antenna
  • Stamoid weather cover for stairway to aft deck
Engine and Mechanical
  • Cummins QSL9 Electronic Main Engine 405 hp with 5200 hours
  • Twin Disc transmission with PTO for hydraulics
  • Yanmar 4JH4E 54hp Auxiliary Engine with feathering MAXPROP
  • Balmar 300Amp alternator on main engine
  • Sidepower bow and stern thrusters with remote
  • Reverso oil change system
  • Heat exchanger providing heat from main engine to be directed into KABOLA system
  •  Kabola Furnace burner inoperative and parts are not available.  Can easily be replaced with a Webasto for around $3000
  • Cruisair 72,000BTU air conditioning with reverse cycle heat
  • Dual Racor fuel filters with vacuum gauges for main engine
  • Rule 3700 gph bilge pump
  • Two separate fresh water pumps: Groco Paragon and Headhunter Excaliber, with manifold, valves and electrical switch to select either
  • NAIAD stabilizers with 9sq foot fins
  • Fireboy FE241 automatic fire suppression system
  • Starboard and Port 660 gallon fuel tanks with access ports
  • Dual Racor 75/500 Max filters with vacuum gauge for generator
  • ESI fuel polishing system
  • Video Cameras in engine room
  • ZF36 x 26 four blade main propeller with spurs line cutter
  • HRO 600 gallon/day watermaker
  • Tecma fresh water heads
  • Grunert cold plate freezer
  • 1.3 NMPG @1380-1420 RPM
  • Cruise 7.5 - 8 knots average 6.5 GPH
Broker's Comments

THEODORE is a very well equipped and maintained Selene 53 Ocean Trawler that you will want to see.  She is located in our fresh water, under cover showrooms at Atlantic Yacht Basin on the Intracoastal Waterway just 12 miles south of Norfolk, VA..  EXCEPTIONAL!



This boat is staged. The staging items belong to Virginia Yacht Brokers and do not convey.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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